Our partnership with Fairtrade
In our previous blogs we have discussed how we have been working closely with Fairtrade. In this post we would like to discuss why this Faritrade partnership is important to Climate Edge and why our continued work together will help even more producers adapt to an ever changing climate.
Fairtrade consistently comes out as one of the most recognisable ethical labels in the world, and for good reason. They are constantly at the forefront of a social movement aiming to balance the benefits of trade between producers and consumers. They support a diverse set of projects ranging from Climate Change adaptation, consumer awareness and in our case innovation in farm management.
They (the international fairtrade system) also work with a diverse set of organisations from Producer networks, Fairtrade organisations, Fairtrade International and an independent certification body. In our project we are working with Fairtrade International, CLAC (the co-ordinators of the Latin America and Caribbean small producer organisations), Soppexcca (a union of co-operatives) and COMPRACOM (a co-operative working directly with farmers).
By working through such a system we have been privileged to work with forward thinking individuals at every organisational level, from international co-ordinators to farmers. This has given us an invaluable opportunity to learn how we can ensure that our work helps the entire system. With one decision support system we can give farmers the information needed to manage their farm as well as providing the international coordinators with the information they need to manage the support they provide to their participants.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all with whom we have worked and we hope that this initial pilot is just a taste of things to come.